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Fujitsu announces service-oriented software platform for collaborative computing

Fujitsu Systems Europe

September 05, 2005

Fujitsu Systems Europe announces the immediate availability of SynfiniWay™ V2, a versatile software platform for service-oriented computing across distributed and grid infrastructures. With a framework that virtualises global resources, SynfiniWay presents applications as services that are easily linked by sequence or data dependency to automate most IT-based processes. SynfiniWay-enabled processes are quicker and more robust, leading to faster analyses, higher quality output and lower costs.

Initial customers include leading automotive manufacturers who have deployed SynfiniWay as the standard interface for their mechanical simulation and analysis processes, part of the rapidly growing Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) market. All direct connection to the servers is replaced by a single sign-on from the client desktop, and existing applications are encapsulated as services to increase the robustness of their end-use. Process operations are strengthened by the deployment of resilient workflows with self-repairing capabilities. Within the Aerospace market interest has centred on using SynfiniWay to couple separate applications in a workflow. Several users are now in advanced stages of workflow development and testing, including concurrent multi-tasking and implicit data flow management across geographically-separated sites.

Productivity increased

On Windows®, Linux® or UNIX® operating systems, and across any network topology, SynfiniWay standardises the interface to applications and systems to raise end-user efficiency, reducing failure and re-work. SynfiniWay provides a user-centric infrastructure that makes technical processes easier to set up, adapt and monitor. And because these processes are more stable and simpler to run they become open to a wider end-user base than before.

Flexibility built-in

For each application service SynfiniWay dynamically selects the run-time machine from the entire resource pool, giving improved ROI from greater overall utilisation. Higher operational QoS is achieved from the failover resilience of the processes, and by pro-active deployment of machines to services. Whatever the active resource, SynfiniWay seamlessly combines internal or external (hosted, utility) machines so that the end-user service view is unchanged.

Collaboration simplified

Collaboration is at the core of the SynfiniWay development. Features such as shared workspaces and processes, multi-level data and access security, and comprehensive auditing provide the basis for a more integrated and wide-ranging co-operation than has previously been possible across a distributed computing environment – synchronising end-users, groups and organisations.

SynfiniWay is a solution to manage an increasingly diverse computing environment, over the complete project lifetime. Because of its service-oriented foundation and integrated workflow, SynfiniWay extends application connectivity across processes that link many more stages in the production chain. Any business using distributed or grid computing will benefit from its unique value combination of Productivity, Flexibility and Collaboration – markets including Automotive and Aerospace, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, Electronic Design Automation and Financial Risk Analysis.

SynfiniWay may be purchased directly from Fujitsu Systems Europe; support is provided by Fujitsu Systems Europe and Fujitsu Limited.

Trademark Notice

SynfiniWay is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the US and other countries.

Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

All company/product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used for identification purpose only.

About Fujitsu Systems Europe

Fujitsu Systems Europe is a strategic member of the Fujitsu Group, developing and supporting world-wide the SynfiniWay software – the industrialised service-oriented IT framework for technical computing. SynfiniWay is a complete framework for global scaling of enterprise processes, featuring global resource virtualisation, workflow management, meta-scheduling and implicit data movement. Our services, founded on dedicated expertise in technical and engineering computing, include the audit, design and deployment of SynfiniWay-based solutions for leading enterprises in automotive and aerospace, energy and oil markets, as well as outsourced compute centres.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

Sylvie Jolly

Phone: Phone: + 33 (0)6 80 36 85 40
E-mail: E-mail: sjolly@oceanecom.com
Company:Océane Communication

Ian Godfrey

Phone: Phone: +33 (0)5 62 47 58 30
E-mail: E-mail: ian.godfrey@fujitsu.fr
Company:Fujitsu Systems Europe
Business Development Manager

Date: 05 September, 2005

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